Welcome to the archives of the Episcopal Café. Here you should be able to find all of our posts from 2006 to mid-2022. Throughout its history, the Café has been a team effort, staffed by dedicated volunteers whose mission has been to share the whole story of the Episcopal Church, the uplifting, the embarrassing, and the tragic. The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity. Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.
Our site was founded by the well-regarded journalist, Jim Naughton, back in 2006 as a blog sponsored by the Diocese of Washington on the short-lived TV show, “The Book of Daniel.” Since the show sputtered out after only airing five episodes, the focus began to shift to a broader take on the wider church and the Café as we know it emerged. Jim Naughton stepped away in 2014 and in 2022, the Café merged with the Episcopal Journal and launched a new site at Episcopaljournal.org. where our mission to share the story of the church continues.
The opinions expressed here are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.
peace and blessings,
Jon White (Managing Editor)